This is an important week for the Canucks. Not just on the ice but off the ice as well.
I say, two wins this week and the Canucks are more likely to be in the playoffs than not. Also, I say that if the Canucks make the right trades with Brandon Prust and Yannick Weber that their season is more of a win than a loss. It is going to be very defining week in the Canucks’ season.
Nothing about the Canucks stands out as a contender right now. Every game is a journey of its own, so unsure of who will be able to do this and who won’t be able to do that. That’s why goaltending is going to have to step up like it has the last month. This team needs time to gel — with more changes coming for sure — and the netminders will have to be the backbone of it all.
However, that forward group I drew up against the Blue Jackets does seem legitimate — save a couple middle-six wingers. It will be Jim Benning’s job to somehow establish a solid middle-six to replace Radim Vrbata and Alex Burrows before long.
And that does it for this week’s outlook and predictions. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and find us on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks for reading!